OPDEnergy starts up its solar power plant in Mérida

  • The group connects the plant ‘La Fernandina’, located in a plot adjacent to the road of Alange (Mérida), to the electric grid.
  • OPDEnergy has invested of 30 million euros for the construction of the plant, which has an installed capacity of 50MWp
  • The plant consists of 134,820 PV modules of 370 Wp, 1,533 one-axis solar trackers, 18 PV inverters of 2.5MVA, a 50MVA 66/30kV substation and a high voltage overhead line of 1.20 kilometers long, reaching the Mérida substation

The multinational firm OPDEnergy, which specializes in the development, finance, construction and operation of renewable assets, announced today the completion of the construction of its first solar power plant in Merida, with an installed capacity of 50MWp. The plant, called “La Fernandina”, takes its name from the property chosen for its location, close to the road that connects Merida to the town of Alange.

The commissioning of this plant will prevent the emission of 40,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, according to emission factors published by the Spanish Office of Climate Change (OECC).

This is one of the company’s many projects in Extremadura, where it has developed and built eight solar power plants to date. On this occasion, nearly 200 jobs have been created during the construction of the plant, with an investment of more than 30 million euros, work on which began in the first quarter of this year. In addition, before the end of the year, work will be completed on the commissioning and connection of two more plants. Specifically, OPDEnergy will materialize the Zafra solar plant, located in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville) with a capacity of 49.9 MWp and the Miramundo solar plant, in Puerto Real (Cadiz), with the same capacity as the previous one.

The plant is made up of 134,820 PV modules of 370 Wp, 1,533 one-axis solar trackers, 18 PV inverters of 2.5MVA, a 50MVA 66/30kV substation and a 1.20 km long high voltage overhead line.

Luis Cid, CEO of OPDEnergy, has emphasized that: “the launch of La Fernandina is great news for Mérida and OPDEnergy. With it, not only will we be able to avoid a significant volume of CO2 emissions, we will also provide significant benefits for the area and help position the community in the field of clean and sustainable energy. The company maintains a strong commitment to Extremadura, a community with a significant weight in our business”.

2019.11.27 OPDEnergy starts up its solar power plant in Mérida